Wednesday, December 09, 2015



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Let It Snow Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is


We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Things were going so well with my tag I used Kraft card and stamped the Holly from Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 3, I was going to colour the holly berries in red but decided to leave it till last in case it wouldn't work in the end I decided my tag was busy enough.

I then stamped the Merry Christmas in gold and embossed using Liquid Platinum embossing powder, using the snowflakes again from the same set this time I stamped with versamark and then using WOW opaque bright white embossing powder.

Meanwhile I had stamped my crazy bird on white card couple of times and using red and brown inkpads and Mini Round Blending tools coloured the bird in robin colours. I cut out the tail and body also the eyes and beak.

This is the point things started to go downhill, I couldn't find the Simon Says Stamps Be Joyful set it had falling snow stamp on it even if the set had been retired I would have kept it just for that stamp so instead I used Simon Says Stamps Falling Snow Stencil with Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste.  Now I had green snow! Ok so its a bit better than yellow snow.

 I mat and layered the tag with white and a Kraft shaped tag and then stamped a crazy bird so that the legs and the ends of the curls will show up after I layer my robins body. (There was no way I was cutting curls out and the dies are still on my wish list).

I decided my tag was too plain and added some faux stitching using a white pen and to finish a bit of Doodlebug twine.

Of course in hindsight there was a couple of things I could have done to avoid green snow first my holly could have been embossed with clear powder or what I wanted to do in the first place which was stamp my snow and using white embossing powder. Saying that I'm still impressed with my tag.

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Jane said...

Fab tag Debby!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Debby :-) I love these crazy birds and the background is lovely, the colours do reflect off the snow so the hint of green looks very realistic ;-)

Lols x x x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love it! Can't resist these fun birds.

Caryn said...

Aw, this is just adorable Debby - so pretty xxx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Absolutely fabulous!

Lin said...

I adore the way you colored this bird, Debby, and also your stamped holly around the edges!

Lin said...

I adore the way you colored this bird, Debby, and also your stamped holly around the edges!

Chrissy said...

FABulous tag Debby..I didn't even notice the green the background and the bird looks awesome..


Marlou McAlees said...

I looooove your tag Debby, that bird is a cutie! ♥

Heather said...

A beautiful tag Debby, a stunning background for the beautifully coloured the cute crazy bird!!

Heather xx

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous tag and that fab

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Debby! White snowflakes brighten this adorable bird and greens on the background!

cotnob said...

A fabulous tag Debby, a brilliant background.

Brawny x said...

Great tag Debby x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Debby, love the background and fab bird
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

A brilliant tag and love the bird. Great background too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous tag Debby, I love it. xx

Teresa Kline said...

wow Debby! the background is awesome, luv the leaves....cute birdie! hope you have a super weekend!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Teresa Kline said...

wow Debby! the background is awesome, luv the leaves....cute birdie! hope you have a super weekend!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Kathleen said...

And so you should be this is totally fabulous, love it.

Kath x

Tammy said...

I feel your pain Debby, not at all happy with the embossing paste, seems to take on the color of the background. But I love, love your tag, absolutely fun and delightful, can't tell what color the snow is from where I'm sitting!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful background, Debby! Beautiful tag!
Gayatri xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You didn't need to do anything or even redo it, it is wonderful, I love everything about it.

JoAnn said...

I am impressed with your tag also. I think it looks great. Love the background.

Pat said...

I love the Crazy Birds and you have made a very pretty tag with the holly, snowflakes and dots of snow Debby and what a great idea to put the white faux stitching round the edge. x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome Debbi.

Janeen said...

This is a very exciting card and process. It sounds like a real stamper.

Cheryl W. said...

I think your tag looks awesome. Just sayin'.